Monday, 30 June 2008
Gosh..........he has only been gone since 10am this morning and I'm missing him already. I dont know how I'll go. He comes home Thursday. I have a feeling I am going to have to keep myslef busy. He's only ever stayed away 1 night. He'll be fine - its me..............LOL. He'll be having an absolute ball.
Roll on Thursday I say!!!!!!
Miss ya mate.
I would like you to send me a small collection of offcuts/snippets of bits and pieces so I can complete a card using these odds and ends. Bits and pieces like a button, off cuts of patterned paper, small pieces of ribbon etc. Once I receive them I will complete a card and share with you on my blog.
If you would like I can send some bits and pieces to you in return.
Thanks for joining in. I will contact you via email once I hear from you.
I have sanded the entire pp and then distressed the edges using a distressing tool. I have also added some copper card and blue card along with buttons (of course...LOL) and gingham ribbon.
The stamp is by Stampin Up "All things frown with love"
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Friday, 27 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
So here are the rules of the game:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names with links to their blog, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.
Question 1: Ten years ago. I was a stay at home mum with Emily 2 and Tammy 1 and I was expecting Josh.
Question #2: Five things on today’s “to do list” Complete some more challenges for Pink Paislee Contest. Remember to pick up kids from school when I get too carried away with creating..........LOL. Cook dinner - hey I just remembered we have leftovers.....yay!!. 4. Go to STARS meeting. 5. Make sure kids have clothes to wear for "free dress" on last day of term.
Question #3:Snacks I enjoy - chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!!!! Ummmm....what else...........chocolate...........LOL. Chips, nuts, ice-cream, health bars.
Question #4: Things I would do if I was a millionaire - pay off the house, renovate the house (there is no way I am moving again I luv it where I am, put money away for each child for education, go on a holiday somewhere with our family, donate some to charity and the rest would just go into investment and some spending money just for fun.
Question #5: Places I have lived - well I have only ever lived in Victoria/Australia - I'm not very adventurous. I lived with my mum and dad right up til I was married and then moved out on the day of our wedding. So my first move was to beachside Inverloch. We had Emily while in this town. We then moved to Mornington - another beachside town where we had Tammy. We started up our own Franchise business and that took us to where we are today - good old (not so warm) Pakenham. We are very settled here and wish to stay forever.
So that is it........my list is complete so I need to call on 4 of my friends to learn a little bit more about them.
My lucky four are:-
Watch out girlies...................you've been TAGGED!!!!!
Thansk for dropping by - I love to hear from you.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Righto - I've decided to challenge myself to find a sheet of patterned paper that I have had in my stash for a long time and that I dont know why I bought it now that I look at it...............LOL.
Come on - I'm sure everyone has at least one sheet of 12 x 12 they just "had to have" ........now you look at it and think.........what am I going to do with it. I've actually given some of these sorts of sheets to the kids to use - they love them!!!!
So I'm going to find a sheet and I'm going to alter it by sanding it - distressing it and turning it into a work of art.........LOL. (I will work on my card either tonight or in the morning and then come back to share it with you all)
If you'd like to join me...........just add a comment to this post and leave a link to your card.
I would love to see what you come up with!!!!
Thanks for popping into my blog.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
It was a nice family time altogether. We stayed in their caravan park in their yard which was fun too.
We travelled up on Saturday and came home around tea time last night - very tired but it was nice to all catch up.
Today Sean and I had a day together in the city. We went to this Design Build Expo which was interesting. It showcased all the new inventitions in building and design. We scored some freebies here and there. Afterwards we headed into Melbourne and had a little shop around - didnt buy anything just had a good look. We just appreciated the time spent together.
Sean's mum sent a text and offered to cook dinner - wahooo!!!! and she also picked up the kids from school for us so we could take our time. So all in all............a great few days.
Not much planned for the rest of the week - might try and lay low for a few days. Hopefully!!!!!
Oh .........and I won an RAK over at Renee's Blog which was a nice suprise.
Nighty night everyone.
I have used some green/white checked pp and some laser cuts by Remember When - "Off Centre Circles" and "Flower Set 1". I simply inked the circles using red/green inkpads and then inked one of the flowers from the set and added a button for the centre. As I'm into doodling lately, I had to add some doodling to the circles and also the border of the card. I used some alpha stamps for the title and added them to the card. I quite often use the title "Bloom Where You're Planted"..........simply because..................I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL.
This was a very, very quick and easy card to make.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, 13 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
As I am the President of our little slimming group I always try to come up with inspirational things - which at time can be hard when I'm struggling myself, however, I had a "Eureka" moment at about 6 oclock tonight. Just a little idea but everyone loved it.
I gave all the girlies 2 pieces of paper. On one they had to right their favourite "health conscious"snack and on the other "problem areas". So everyone wrote down their fave snack on one piece and the other they had to right a meal that they struggle with or perhaps a paticular food that we have problems with.
I collected all the pieces of paper and seperated them into 2 separate boxes. For the "problem" box I pulled each one out and read it out and we all brainstormed ideas relating to each one - it really got us all thinking and we came up with some fab ideas for each of us to try.
At the end of the meeting we ended on a positive and the other box was handed around - we had to draw one piece of paper out and read what the favourite snack was and take it with us and try it for the next week - so everyone has a new snack idea to try.
I am really pleased everyone loved the idea - like I said it gets a little hard to keep things positive sometimes.
So my snack to try this week is - yoghurt - yummo!!!!! Luv the stuff!!!!!! Wish me luck.
Do you have any problem areas? Do you need some help? Why not share it with me.
Hope everything is ok in your part of the world.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
There was a quote in it which I paticularly loved "Sometimes affection is a shy flower that takes time to blossom". This quote was from Mr Wisely who adored Jane - however she did not return these feelings. A little bit sad and a whole lot deep.
Just had to share.
Monday, 9 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
The next layout had to be something funny about ourself - our body in fact. Well I already did my feet so that left my "thumbs"...........they are pretty weird and can turn right back like mushrooms - I can thank my dad for that as he has them too..........LOL.
Here is the layout - we had to use one of the sponsored products - Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies or Kaisercraft, so I used the packaging from a basic grey chipboard album- when I opened it I knew straight away that I just had to recycle it and use it - nice brown/cream floral, and then I used Kaisercraft stamps.
(Must take a photo in daylight as its looking rather dull)